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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

It Came From the Baby Shower...

In my inadvertently controversial baby post a while back, I told bakers that there's really nothing creepier than uber-realistic baby cakes.

Turns out, I may have to amend that a little.

Realistic? No. Creepy as all get-out? Ohhh yes. Little sweet pea here has a face only a stocking-clad bank robber could love - and may, in fact, be related to the giraffe family.

Disaster can also strike when a baker takes a cutesy saying just a little too literally:

Unless this family really is only growing by two baby appendages. Huh. I suppose they could keep them in a jar...

And finally, this one proves that a cake doesn't have to have an edible baby on it to give people the willies:

Yep, when you see something like this you reeeally have to stop and think: Why oh why didn't they stop with the bassinet? It looks like Ashlyn is encased in icing Han Solo style.

Thanks Michelle B. & Julie Anne D.; these babies are reeeally something.

- Related Wreckage: First Impressions

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Reader Comments (107)

Totally agree that the baby feet cake looks like a c-section. It's bringing back painful memories. I had a breech baby (thus a c-sec) so for a moment in time, that's what my stomach looked like--a big slit and two baby feet.
OK, go enjoy your breakfast, folks.

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterno longer hungry

These remind me of the "It's Alive" movie, major creepy!!

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Miller

My baby shower is tonight...I know the host well enough that I can trust no cake like this will be on the table. But I wait with what little breath this baby leaves for me to see just what IS there.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

The Ashlyn cake was most likely not submitted by the baker but that is the display cake on their website:

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrianne1975



November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There is another G? WOOT! I grabbed the capital letter first. Yes!

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG

Jen, please, forgive me, but I absolutely had to share this absurd sentence from a student paper with someone with a sister sense of humor.

\"The female hormone level will never be as high as when the birth streak cascades up a woman's belly.\"

You might cry foul - clearly this . . . gem . . . has been ripped from context. But trust me. Context doesn't help.

From the same paper: \"My experience reveals with all the diamonds and a new willingness to change mark the beginning of the final phase.\"

Did you know I have a text file which is just for these kinds of sentences? Whenever I need cartharsis, there it is.

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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